Two explosions killed three people and wounded at least five more in different parts of Nepal’s capital on Sunday, with police suspecting that an outlawed communist group was responsible.
Police official said authorities were investigating the two blasts, which occurred about an hour apart in two Kathmandu neighborhoods.
Police said they suspect that a group that once split from the ruling Communist party was responsible for the explosions because its members have been protesting the arrests of their supporters by the authorities.
The first explosion occurred in northern Kathmandu, killing two people and injuring four, police said. The second blast was in a house in the central part of the city, killing one and injuring one.
Security forces were put on high alert and officers were patrolling key areas of Kathmandu.